Posts by Ross Mason

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  • Hard News: Telecom and TV,

    Over the weekend someone pointed to the reverse spelling of the new name......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Capture: Two Tone,

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: TPP: Error Correction,

    Here is a TPP explanation for comic readers.


    Forget it. David beat me and I didn’t realise it

    GAh. I must read ALL the posts!!!!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Games with Attitude,

    Way to go Dan!! The Athens Gold Medalist done good!

    Remember this Jetstar???

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    From the price list:

    Agency $6.70
    Call Centre $9.55
    Web (mail) $7.80
    Web (ezyTicket) $5.55
    Mobile (via web) $6.70
    Mobile (via call centre) $9.55
    Box Office $0.00

    If I recall walking past the MCG the ground ticket office is the Box Office. I think we're safe. No EXTRA fee other than what is already in the ticket.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    $10!! Ah you missed my pun. Duck!!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    Absorbing is the word. Every ball could be a turning point. (NB -note the use of 3 cricket terms in that!). The 500+ innings from NZ. The “weak” reply from India. The stomach churning collapse of NZ, the debilitating damn near pulling it off by India along with the final bowling acts by NZ.

    Compare with the draw against England last year. Waiting waiting waiting on that next ball to deliver the coup de gras to the number 11. Gahhh!! Absorbing.

    Please please Cricket NZ. Cheap tickets and expensive beer. That should satisfy all. Get a freaking crowd. After being in Australia last year for the Ashes and watching the media interest, the sellout crowds (Melbourne Cricket Ground no less 96,000!!! or some bloody stupid figure) and the talk in the streets, we do have something to learn. It IS a spectator sport especially when you are in a crowd that applauds both teams. Anything other than test cricket just ain’t cricket.

    And here are the ticket prices for the Boxing Day Test

    Get a general ticket for $30 per day. Kids $190, Pensioners $18. Last day is $20. And buying at the ground incurs $0 fee.

    Aussie dollars too!

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Unscripted Drama,

    Aaaannnd.......

    You have two sides, one out in the field and one in. Each man that's in the side that's in goes out, and when he's out he comes in and the next man goes in until he's out. When they are all out, the side that's out comes in and the side thats been in goes out and tries to get those coming in, out. Sometimes you get men still in and not out.
    When a man goes out to go in, the men who are out try to get him out, and when he is out he goes in and the next man in goes out and goes in. There are two men called umpires who stay all out all the time and they decide when the men who are in are out.
    When both sides have been in and all the men have out, and both sides have been out twice after all the men have been in, including those who are not out, that is the end of the game!

    Five days later.......

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Up Front: Egypt: It's Complicated,

    And it takes a few years before one has the nouse to stand back and have a good look at "foreign lands" before making crude remarks about what you think are the "World's Problems" easily fixed in the one sentence that blames one side.

    And the American god is not bigger than a Middle Eastern one (or any other freak'n god for that matter).

    And there are ALWAYS nice people in every place you go. People that by all your previous received wisdom should have creamed you of every penny, stolen your first born and pissed in your ear.

    But when I read Emma's posts I kept this recurring bloody song bouncing in my head:

    Fred Dagg – We Don't Know How Lucky We Are

    At the dawn of the day, in the great Southern Ocean
    Where the world's greatest fish was being landed
    And the boat they were pulling it into was sinking
    And the sea was quite lumpy, and the weather was foul
    And the bloke with the map was as pissed as an owl
    And the boys called out "Maui, ya clown, let it go"
    In the noise he reached down for his grandmother's Jawbone
    And he winked at his mates and he said
    "Boys, we don't know how lucky we are"
    "I have a feeling I have stumbled on something
    Substantial."

    We don't know how lucky we are (4X)

    I was speaking to a mate of mine, just the other day
    A bloke called Bruce Bayliss who, lives up our way
    He's been round the world on an 8th army do for a year,
    More or less
    I said "Describe the global position, Bruce"
    He said "Fred, it's a mess.
    We don't know how lucky we are in this country.

    We don't know how lucky we are. (3X)

    There's a guy I know who lives in town
    I see him about once a year I suppose
    He's had a coronary since Easter
    He's got a hemorrhage in his ear
    He went bankrupt a couple of weeks back
    And now his wife's left him too
    I said "You're looking hot mate, You're looking clear,
    What are ya gonna do?"
    He said "We don't know how lucky we are
    To live in this joint mate"

    We don't know how lucky we are (2X)

    So when things are looking really bad
    And you're thinking of giving it a way
    Remember, New Zealand's a cracker
    And I reckon come what may
    If things get appallingly bad
    And we're all under constant attack
    Remember, we want to see good clean ball
    And for god's sakes, feed your backs

    We don't how fortunate we are to have that place
    We don't know how propitious are the circumstances.

    We don't know how lucky we are, mate
    We don't know how lucky we are
    We don't know how lucky we are, get it right
    We just don't realise how fortunate we are
    We have no idea, the luck, we possess, collectively
    We just don't know how lucky we all are.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Growing up in public, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Again I suspect they [the airport management] didn’t expect the NZ media crews there to behave like a “horde” (more a hordelet).

    Heh. We could have new word for a “Group of Fans” or “The Media Frenzy” – A "Lordelet” maybe?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

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